Brooklyn detention complex
New York City’s Department of Correction commissioner and public defenders called for the immediate release of Rikers Island and other DOC facility detainees in a joint letter.
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Survey
A survey conducted by the Community Service Society documents the needs of low-income New Yorkers amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
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Elderly during COVID-19
Meredith Levine, senior director at the Jewish Association Serving the Aging, discusses how a new chat program is helping older persons not feel alone during the pandemic.
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Women owned business
City Council Member Ben Kallos said he hopes an expansion of data collection will help curb discrimination in communities of color
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Family court
Advocates argue a host of problems for parents are keeping them from being reunified with their children.
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Human services
A campaign is underway advocating to raise wages for workers at nonprofits already owed “hundreds of millions of dollars” on unpaid government contracts.
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Halt Solitary Confinement
Advocacy groups rally outside of City Hall to support legislation that will cease solitary confinement, which disproportionately targets Black and Latino populations.
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Planned Parenthood
Elected officials continue to show support for abortion rights in New York amidst attacks in other states
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Sex education
Reproductive health education in schools have been challenging but efforts have been moved online
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Planned Parenthood
New York State Attorney General fights for reproductive health care once more
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